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Spring 1990: So Glad You Made ItFriday Music is pleased to announce the exclusive 180 Gram Audiophile 4 LP Box Set of the Grateful Dead's Spring 1990- So Glad You Made It. This ltd. ed. set is a treasure trove of highlights from 6 of their finest shows from their legendary Spring 1990 tour. Filled with 20 unreleased gems, Dead classics & rarities abound in this lengthy audiophile dream box. Tracks include Loser, Scarlet Begonias, Estimated Prophet, Playing In The Band & The Rolling Stones The Last Time.The LP box & labels also feature the artwork of Wes Lang, including a LP art insert suitable for framing.LP 1
1. Let the Good Times Roll
2. Feel Like A Stranger
3. West L.A. Fadeaway
4. Easy To Love You
5. Beat It On Down the Line
1. It's All Over Now
2. Bird Song
3. The Last Time
4. Blow Away
5. Samson and Delilah
1. Scarlet Begonias
2. Estimated Prophet
3. Playing In the Band
4. Eyes of the World
1. Gimme Some Lovin'
2. Morning Dew
3. Not Fade Away
4. Attics of My Life$109.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Buy Now
ReckoningCut From the Original Analog Masters and Pressed on 200g Vinyl at Quality Record Pressings
In the fall of 1980, the Grateful Dead purposefully played a series of shows at two venues, the Warfield Theater in San Francisco and Radio City Music Hall in New York City, that were considerably smaller than the stadiums and arenas they were, by that point, regularly selling out. They did so with the express interest of recording in an intimate space the opening portion of each show, a stripped-down acoustic set featuring Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir playing acoustic guitars, Brent Mydland playing piano, drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart playing reduced kits and bassist Phil Lesh turning his electric volume down considerably.
The group chose a set list of classic folk and country tunes mixed with their originals and Reckoning is a very obvious ode to the band's early 1960s origins of folk, bluegrass and country. These are the sounds from which this whole long, strange trip was born, and Garcia in particular shines radiantly here.
The sound, as with all records that are stripped to their bare essentials and rid of an overcrowded electric set, is right up there with the very best the Dead ever released. This is also the record for those on-the-fence fans that could do without the wandering-away-from-the-pocket sound that characterized much of the Dead's music. The songs here are tight and compact while still remaining dynamically delicate.1. Dire Wolf
2. The Race Is On
3. Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie
4. It Must Have Been The Roses
5. Dark Hollow
6. China Doll
7. Been All Around This World
8. Monkey And The Engineer
10. Deep Elem Blues
12. To Lay Me Down
13. Rosalie McFall
14. On The Road Again
15. Bird Song
16. Ripple$54.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Blind MelonBlind Melon is the eponymous debut album by acclaimed Rock band Blind Melon, released in 1992, featuring breakthrough single "No Rain". Fronted by singer Shannon Hoon (who can be heard doing backing vocals on Guns N Roses' Use Your Illusion I and II)
Blind Melon had a distinctive sound, influenced by Southern Rock and Psychedelic Rock.
Songs like "Soak The Sin" and "Tones Of Home" evoke Hard Rock with a funky sound; "Time" resembles Grateful Dead-style improvisational music and acoustic songs like "Change" and "No Rain" hinted at Pop and Folk influences. The band recorded the bulk of the album with producer Rick Parashar (who had produced Pearl Jam's Ten) at London Bridge Studio in Seattle, Washington.
Blind Melon's production is marked by the use of outdated amplifiers and other antiquated studio technology. Modern studio effects were not used in its production as the band wanted to create a pure and intimate sounding record.1. Soak The Sin
2. Tones Of Home
3. I Wonder
4. Paper Scratcher
5. Dear Ol' Dad
7. No Rain
11. Seed To A Tree
13. Time$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At The Cow Palace-New Years Eve 1976 (Awaiting Repress)
First Time 5 LP Audiophile Vinyl Box Set Presentation!
The Legendary 1976 Cow Palace New Year's Eve Show In Its Entirety!
Grateful Dead: Jerry Garcia, Donna Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh And Bob Weir
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Grateful Dead Records Tapes
The legendary Bay Area rock superstars Grateful Dead scored with a plethora of wonderful recordings throughout their incredible
career that encompassed four decades. Their concerts were of legendary proportions, and during the bicentennial year of 1976, a whole new
audience was discovering their magic thanks to their From the Mars Hotel (Friday Music 102) and Blues for Allah albums. As a new year was
approaching, the Dead celebrated it together with a very appreciative hometown San Francisco audience at the Cow Palace in Daly City, CA.
This masterful performance went on to become one of the most revered ever in their long concert history.
Always known for being on top of the audiophile medium, the Dead would record a lot of their shows over the years with state of the
art equipment. This particular show was of no exception as long time associates Betty Cantor Jackson and Bob Matthews recorded a number
of shows during this much touted tour era and together with the definitive Dead archivists David Lemieux and James Austin compiled the
long awaited Live At The Cow Palace - New Year's Eve 1976.
Friday Music is very pleased to announce the exclusive first time 180 Gram Audiophile 5 LP Deluxe Box Set of the Grateful Dead's Live
At The Cow Palace - New Year's Eve 1976. This amazing limited edition treasure trove features the historic concert in its entirety. Filled with
22 stellar first time audiophile vinyl performances, The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill Kruetzmann, Keith
Godchaux and Donna Godchaux truly radiate with some of their finest playing and singing ever, making this a wonderful listen and highly
collectible album for years to come.
Many favorite Grateful Dead classics and superior rarities abound in this lengthy limited edition audiophile dream box including the
long-awaited audiophile vinyl releases of Bertha, Wharf Rat, Eyes Of The World and Jerry Garcia solo favorite Deal.
Known for their lengthy jams, four solid masterpieces get their due on this amazing set like the 23+ minute performance of Playing In
The Band, Sugar Magnolia, Scarlet Begonias and Samson and Delilah.
The band went back real deep into their arsenal of classic tunes and picked even more of their most loved repertoire including a fine
reading of Tim Rose's Morning Dew and of course Dead masterpieces Uncle John's Band, Slipknot! and Looks Like Rain.
As an added treat, a tip of the hat to Buddy Holly is preserved in the audiophile domain with their fine interpretation of Not Fade Away
as well as a pair of masterful Chuck Berry classics with Promised Land and Around and Around.
Now for the first time ever as an exclusive 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl 5 LP Box Set, Friday Music is very honored to announce the
limited edition Grateful Dead authorized release of Live At The Cow Palace-New Years Eve 1976.
Mastered for vinyl by Joe Reagoso (Grateful Dead/Deep Purple/Yes) at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA, this
wonderful album will truly be a welcomed addition to your Dead collection.
The Grateful Dead's Live At The Cow Palace album will be packaged in a stunning box set, with Timothy Truman's artwork detailed
beautifully, a rich looking black background inside the box set itself, with a poly lined LP sleeve to preserve the rich details of each of the five
180 Gram vinyl albums. Wonderful retro LP label artwork is also provided for each vinyl album.
Grateful Dead Live At The Cow Palace - New Year's Eve 1976 an amazing concert tour first time release in the audiophile
domain only from your friends at Friday Music Playing In The BandLP 1
1. Promised Land
3. Mama Tried
4. They Love Each Other
5. Looks Like Rain
1. Playing In The Band
2. Sugar Magnolia
3. Eyes Of The World
1. Wharf Rat
2. Good Lovin'
3. Samson and Delilah
4. Scarlet Begonias
1. Around And Around
2. Help On The Way
5. Not Fade Away
1. Morning Dew
2. One More Saturday Night
3. Uncle John's Band
4. We Bid You Goodnight$149.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 5 LPs AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Europe '72Nearly 40 years ago, the Grateful Dead released Europe '72, a triple live album documenting its historic trek across Europe that became not only one of the band's best-selling releases, but also set the gold standard for live Dead.
The Grateful Deads first tour outside of North America took them to all sorts of historic and unusual venues in England, Denmark, West Germany, France, Holland and even Luxembourg. Many members of the Dead family came along on what was really an extended working vacation that was designed to both expose the Dead to new audiences and also reward the band for their unlikely conquest of America during the preceding two years. As a hedge against the costs of the nearly two-month trip, the Deads label, Warner Bros., paid for the band to lug around a 16-track recorder to capture the entire tour.
This was a band at the top of its game, still ascending in the wake of three straight hit albums: Workingmans Dead, American Beauty and the live Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses). It had been a year since the lineup had gone to its single-drummer configuration, six months since Keith Godchaux had been broken in as the groups exceptional pianist, and this marked the first tour to feature Donna Godchaux as a member of the touring band. This would also be Pigpen's final tour with the band.
There was a ton of new, unreleased material that came into the repertoire in the fall of 71 (after Skull & Roses was out) and during the spring of 72, including Tennessee Jed, Jack Straw, Hes Gone, Ramble on Rose, One More Saturday Night and Mr. Charlie. All those future classics were interspersed with songs from the aforementioned hit albums such as Cumberland Blues and Sugar Magnolia, as well as spectacular versions of Truckin and I Know You Rider.LP1
1. Cumberland Blues (Live in England 1972 Version)
2. He's Gone (Live in Amsterdam 1972 Version)
3. One More Saturday Night (Live in England 1972 Version)
4, Jack Straw (Live in Paris 1972 Version)
5. You Win Again (Live in England 1972 Version)
6. China Cat Sunflower (Live in Paris 1972 Version)
7. I Know You Rider (Live in Paris 1972 Version)
1. Brown-Eyed Woman (Live in Denmark 1972 Version)
2. Hurts Me Too (Live in London 1972 Version)
3. Ramble On Rose (Live in England 1972 Version)
4. Sugar Magnolia (Live in Paris 1972 Version)
5. Mr. Charlie (Live in England 1972 Version)
6. Tennessee Jed (Live in Paris 1972 Version)
1. Truckin' (Live in London 1972 Version)
2. Epilogue (Live in England 1972 Version)
3. Prelude (Live in England 1972 Version)
4. Morning Dew (Live in England 1972 Version)$59.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Truckin' Up To Buffalo5 180 Gram Vinyl LP Box Set
While glancing at the song list may not reveal any surprises, finicky and hard to please enthusiasts will be thrilled by above-average playing from start to finish...Garcia seems to be in good spirits, as his resounding vocals and fretwork are consistent and exceptional. In his intangible fashion, Garcia is able to elevate the proceedings from being merely adequate into the occasionally rarefied air of excellence. -Lindsay Planer, allmusic.comLP1
2. Greatest Story Ever Told
3. Cold Rain and Snow
4. Walkin' Blues
5. Row Jimmy
1. When I Paint My Masterpiece
2. Stagger Lee
3. Looks Like Rain
5. Touch of Grey
1. Man Smar, Woman Smarter
2. Ship of Fools
3. Playing in the Band
4. Terrapin Station
3. I Will Take You Home
4. All Along the Watchtower
1. Morning Dew
2. Not Fade Away
3. U.S. Blues$207.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Keystone Companions: The Complete Fantasy Recordings Of Merl Saunders (Box Set)The Legendary, Two-night Set In Chronological Order - Recorded Live At Berkeley, CA's Keystone Club In 1973,
Presented In A Deluxe 6xLP 180-Gram Vinyl Box Set
Includes A Booklet Featuring Never-Before Seen Photos By Annie Leibovitz
Liner Notes By Grateful Dead Expert David Gans
Includes A Collectible Poster
Recorded live at Berkeley, CA's Keystone club in 1973, this deluxe, 180-gram vinyl collection captures the musical friendship of keyboardist Merl Saunders and the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia. 24 tracks - spanning blues, Motown, Rockabilly and more - cover the legendary, two-night set in chronological order, and are presented on 6 LPs. A booklet features never-before seen photos by Annie Leibovitz, plus liner notes by Grateful Dead expert David Gans.LP 1
1. Hi-Heel Sneakers
3. The Harder They Come
4. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
5. It's Too Late (She's Gone)
1. My Funny Valentine
2. Mystery Train
3. I Second That Emotion
1. Someday Baby
2. Merl's Tune
3. It's No Use
4. Positively 4th Street
1. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
2. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
4. One Kind Favor
5. That's All Right, Mama
6. The Harder They Come
1. My Funny Valentine
2. Money Honey
3. Someday Baby
1. Merl's Tune
2. Like a Road Leading Home
3. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)$149.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Box Set - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Skull & RosesNumbered Limited Edition 180g 2LP Set
1971 Double Live Album Presents Legendary Bands Expansion Into Country Rock, Traditional Rock and Roll, and Roots Folk
Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Ultra-Quiet Pressing Features Spacious, Transparent, Illuminating, and Organic Sound
Prototype Document of the Deads Second-Era Sound and Lineup: More Accessible, Concise, and Stripped-Down Performances
Includes Many Longtime Staples of the Bands Live Repertoire: Playing in the Band, The Other One, Me and My Uncle, Bertha, Wharf Rat, and More
Part of Mobile Fidelitys Amazing Grateful Dead Reissue Series: Live/Dead, From the Mars Hotel, Wake of the Flood, and In the Dark Also Available on 180g LP
The Grateful Dead took to the start of the 1970s as a different albeit equally thrilling and eminently broader-reaching band than the ensemble that revolutionized psychedelia in the late 1960s. Made evident in the back-to-back studio releases Workingmans Dead and American Beauty, the group increased its mastery of harmony-driven roots songs distinguished by catchy signatures, more concise arrangements, and impossibly organic textures. Captured live in spring 1971 and featuring not a single repeated song from Live/Dead, the expressive performances on Skull & Roses document this stylistic expansion in unsurpassed fashion. The double-LP constitutes the no-limits sound of an iconic band coming in to its own.
Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes with the utmost care, and part of the labels unprecedented Grateful Dead reissue series, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited edition 180g 2LP version of Skull and Roses presents the downsized Dead lineups most memorable songs in previously unimaginable fidelity. From the moment Jerry Garcias guitar pick touches a string at the outset of the scampering Bertha, the improvements are palpable: Life-size images, airy vocals, subterranean bass lines, incredibly spacious separation, tube-amp warmth, faithful tones, and balanced dynamics lead a crystal clear path to the music and the Deads extraordinary collective spark.
Originally captured on a 16-track recorder, the songs brim with rarified levels of you-are-there realism and reach-out-and-touch immediacy. Notorious for its exacting sound demands, the Dead achieves the kind of instrumental and frequency-range transparency that many dedicated audiophiles spend their entire lives dreaming about. Skull and Roses is a kernel of sonic truth. Such is the pressings degree of detail and insight that listeners will be able to debate what gauge guitar strings the members are using as they savor every last breath, riff, and snare hit.
Thankfully, the bands perfectionist attitude toward sound doesnt literally transfer over to its music approach. Loose, lively, playful yet earthy, focused, and committed, the Dead crackles with boogie-based moxie, greasy soulfulness, and swaggering bravado, each note seemingly exploding like tiny pieces of magic that hover in the air and cast hypnotic spells. The groups embrace of leaner, tighter, more melodically incisive songs and the swaying rhythms that accompany the approach directly relate to two key lineup changes: the temporary departure of drummer Mickey Hart and permanent leave of keyboardist Tom Constanten. As a result, the Dead toured as a quintet, with Bill Kreutzmann the sole percussionist and Garcia, bassist Phil Lesh, guitarist/singer Bob Weir, and keyboardist/vocalist Ron Pigpen McKernan rounding out the barer-bone cast.
Not only do Garcia, Lesh, and Weir show tremendous growth as singers, the Dead as a whole further invest in folk, country, R&B, rock, and blues traditionsvia Garcias sweeter tones and Bakersfield picking, Weirs cowboy twang and increasingly confident counterpoints, Kreutzmanns hang-fire beats and scurrying grooves, Leshs weighty sway, McKernans foreshadowing spiritual timbres. Inspired covers of tunes by Merle Haggard (a frisky and defiant Mama Tried), Willie Dixon (the comfortably rumbling, boozy honky tonk Big Boss Man), Kris Kristofferson (the dusty, peaceable tale Me and Bobby McGee), Chuck Berry (a supercharged romping Johnny B. Goode), and Buddy Holly (Not Fade Away, segued into Goin Down the Road Feeling Bad) announce the Deads intent to make practically every style of contemporary American music their own, and in the processto paraphrase the great Bill Grahambe the only ones that did what they did.
A similar attitude informed the records genesis. The group originally lobbied to call the album Skullfuck before the record label, at an allegedly chaotic meeting at the infamous Hyatt Hotel, dissuaded the humorous ploy. While technically named Grateful Dead, the album is commonly known as Skull and Roses due to Alton Kelly and Stanley Mouses now-iconic cover art. Trivia buffs might know the latter is based on an illustration for an antique edition of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
The 1971 effort also has another huge claim to fame: It included the message DEAD FREAKS UNITE. Who are you? Where are you? How are you? Those simple lines, and the invitation to respond, created of the Deadhead subculture and biggest fan list in history, utterly pioneering the industry overnight.
Get it allthe dazzling graphics, dizzying performances, deft sonicsby ordering your prized collectable edition of Skull and Roses today!
This title is not eligible for discount.Side 1
2. Mama Tried
3. Big Railroad Blues
4. Playing in the Band
1. The Other One
1. Me and My Uncle
2. Big Boss Man
3. Me and Bobby McGee
4. Johnny B. Goode
1. Wharf Rat
2. Not Fade Away/Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Europe '72 Vol. 2 (Awaiting Repress)This exclusive Record Store Day vinyl version of Europe 72 Vol. 2. LP includes a bonus track not found on the CD version; Big Railroad Blues recorded at the Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen (4/17/72).
Europe '72, a triple live album documenting its historic trek across Europe became not only one of the band's best-selling releases, but also set the gold standard for live Dead. Now the group proves you can never get too much of a good thing when it revisits that legendary collection with Europe '71 Vol. 2, an essential continuation of the original that includes more than two hours of unreleased performances from that storied tour.
Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux, who produced this 20-track compilation, says he only chose song titles that did not appear on Europe '72 as a way to complement the original. I think this album, coupled with Europe '72, represents a complete overview of the tour in every way, he says. In fact, songs like Beat It On Down The Line, Next Time You See Me and Sing Me Back Home were selected by the Grateful Dead for the first set, but were left off because there wasn't enough room.
In a nod to the original, Vol. 2 features new cover art by Stanley Mouse, the artist who helped create the iconic artwork from Europe '72, which features the return of the legendary Ice Cream Kid. Trouble comes in many flavors. Ice Cream Kid is in hot water. The jury is out. His only defense is love, says Mouse of the Kid's return.
Recorded at various locations during the band's 22-show tour, the collection captures the Dead in white-hot moments of improvisational revelry as the band explores a number of its most enduring songs, like Bertha, Sugaree and Playing In the Band, plus relatively obscure cuts like Black-Throated Wind and Pigpen's Chinatown Shuffle.
As a special treat, the set includes an epic hour-plus jam that combines Dark Star and The Other One. Recorded at the Bickershaw Festival, it was the only show on this tour where the band broke out both of these beloved improvisational showpieces. Vol. 2 also includes Good Lovin and Dire Wolf from the April 26 show at Jahrhundert Halle in Frankfurt, West Germany. While much of that concert was released on 1995's Hundred Year Hall, these particular tracks were not included and have remained unreleased until now.LP1
1. Bertha (Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark 4/14/1972)
2. Me And My Uncle (Wembley Empire Pool, London, England 4/7/72)
3. Chinatown Shuffle (Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark 4/14/1972)
4. Sugaree (Olympia Theatre, Paris, France 5/3/72)
1. Black-Throated Wind (Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark 4/14/1972)
2. Loser (Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark 4/14/1972)
3. Next Time You See Me (Olympia Theatre, Paris, France 5/4/72)
1. Beat It On Down The Line (La Grande Salle Du Grand Theatre De Luxembourg, Luxembourg 5/16/72)
2. Dire Wolf (Jahnrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany 4/26/72)
3. Good Lovin (Jahnrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany 4/26/72)
1. Greatest Story Ever Told (Olympia Theatre, Paris, France 5/3/72)
2. Deal (Olympia Theatre, Paris, France 5/4/72)
3. Playing In The Band (Lyceum Theatre, London, England 5/24/72)
1. Dark Star (Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England 5/7/72)
2. Drums (Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England 5/7/72)
1. The Other One (Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England 5/7/72) [Part 1]
1. The Other One (Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England 5/7/72) [Part 2]
2. Sing Me Back Home (Lyceum Theatre, London, England 5/26/72)
1. Big Railroad Blues (Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark 4/17/1972)
2. Not Fade Away (Wembley Empire Pool, London, England 4/7/72)
3. Not Fade Away (Wembley Empire Pool, London, England 4/7/72)$69.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Dick's Picks Vol 5 (Awaiting Repress)LIMITED EDITION! Hand Numbered 1-1500!
LP Sleeves Contain Rare Hand Notes And Images From The Original Tapes
Remastered For Vinyl From The Original Master Tapes By Jeffrey Norman Of Mockingbird Mastering
Volume 5 Is A 5 LP Box Set. All Records Are Individually Encased In Deluxe Poly-Lined Sleeves
Dick's Picks Volume 5 marks two big firsts for the series: It's the first Dick's Picks release to include a full concert in its entirety
and it's the first to feature Brent Mydland on keyboards. It was recorded on December 26, 1979 at the Oakland Auditorium in Oakland, CA.
Mr. Norman on mastering Dick's Picks Vol. 5 from the original master tapes:
"This is another great early Dick's Picks that I think comes alive with remastering at 96K/24b and subsequent vinyl mastering. The sound off the tape is a little "thick", i.e. there is a little extra bottom end on the mix. I did some EQ work that helped clarify things a bit, so this version of Dick's Picks Volume 5 is clearer both because of the higher resolution (96K/24b) and because of a slightly different EQ.
An interesting note is that the mix on the tape is inadvertently stereo reversed. This was done in the original recording and has Brent's keyboards on the left and Bob's guitar on the right. Because this is opposite to what is viewed from the house, I corrected the left-right image so that the band is heard the way they would have been seen. I remember Mickey wanted to hear references of live shows from the stage, meaning that for him the image was the opposite from the audiences because that's how it sounded to him on stage! The stereo image on tape was just what he would have wanted!"LP 1
1. Cold Rain & Snow
2. C.C. Rider
3. Dire Wolf
4. Me & My Uncle
5. Big River
6. Brown Eyed Women
7. New Minglewood Blues
1. Friend Of The Devil
2. Looks Like Rain
3. Alabama Getaway
4. Promised Land
5. Uncle John's Band
1. Estimated Prophet
2. Jam 1
3. He's Gone
4. The Other One
2. Jam 2
3. Not Fade Away
4. Brokedown Palace
5. Around & Around
1. Johnny B. Goode
2. Shakedown Street
3. Uncle John's Band$99.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Workingman's DeadSublime, Stripped-Down 1970 Americana Classic Steeped in Country, Blues, and Folk
You've Never Heard This Roots-Based Marvel Sound Better: Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Given Extra-Wide Grooves on 45RPM LP
Ranked #264 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Airy Harmonies, Simple Structures, Concise Arrangements, and Burnished Tones Anchor Songs
Workingman's Dead defies the erroneous belief that the Grateful Dead never attained brilliance in the recording studio. Forever prized for natural sonics, Workingman's Dead attains audiophile reference status courtesy of this first-ever 45RPM version. As flawless as any rustic album ever released, the 1970 set now brims with soaring harmonies, organic execution, intertwined textures, and uncomplicated structures that furnish the songs a transcendence associated with timeless American music. Colorful, relatable characters seemingly torn from working-class histories and old-time fables inhabit the narratives.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LPs at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited edition of this period-defining recording renders the stripped-down fare with immense detail, rich airiness, and reach-out-and-touch-it realism. Longtime Deadheads and newcomers alike will hear significantly more information, experience wider and deeper soundstages, and become swept away by incredible tonal and vocal balances-traits made possible by the format's wider grooves. Instrumental melds and refined accents, such as guest David Nelson's nimble fills on "Cumberland Blues," are part of a larger whole that gives the impression you are witness to the world's coziest campfire session. Frontier tales and refined performances further this feeling.
The first Grateful Dead album to eschew cosmic jams and complex signatures, Workingman's Dead stakes its existence to great songs, homespun warmth, and bare essentials. Its wistful, relaxed state-immediately apparent via the innocent album-opening invitation "Will you come with me?" on "Uncle John's Band"-owes to the circumstances and conditions surrounding its creation. At the time, the Dead owed a considerable financial debt to Warner Bros. and were hobbled by a recent drug bust and financial scandal. Most significantly, the band was recovering from-and reacting to-the tragic events of the Altamont Music Festival and symbolic end of the peace and love era.
As such, Workingman's Dead acts as a retreat from chaos and uncertainty, its songs emblems of simpler times and pleas for compassion in the face of hardship. Lyricist Robert Hunter said he aimed to capture the vintage elements of late 1940s country-and-western jukebox singles as well as old blues classics. In that vein, fare such as the Bakersfield-leaning "Cumberland Blues," pastoral ballad "Dire Wolf," and bluesy "Easy Wind" hit the mark. Leader Jerry Garcia's occasional pedal-steel underpinnings arrive as a bonus.
Of course, aside from the economical concision and thematic consistency, the genius of Workingman's Dead resides in the group's expressive harmonies. Taught by Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Dead produce live "air blends" of multi-part vocal harmonies that provide the foundations of nearly every track. "Uncle John's Band," "High Time," "New Speedway Boogie" (with the iconic refrain "One way or another/This darkness has got to give" referencing the ill wind that greeted the new decade), and the radio favorite "Casey Jones" practically float on the ensemble's communal vocal beds.
Mobile Fidelity's 45RPM edition renders these invigorating, refreshing, and engaging characteristics in three-dimensional sound that transports you to the event. Recordings don't get more lifelike. Workingman's Dead-an iconic, ageless record that drew countless listeners to the band's unique style because of its accessibility and charm-deserves nothing less. Neither do you.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Uncle John's Band
2. High Time
3. Dire Wolf
4. New Speedway
5. Cumberland Blues
6. Black Peter
7. Easy Wind
8. Casey Jones$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Fillmore East 2-11-69Live at the Fillmore East 2-11-69 is a double live album by the Grateful Dead recorded during the Live/Dead tour on February 11, 1969 at the Fillmore East in New York City.
Performing two hour-long sets as the opening act to Janis Joplin's New York debut as a solo star, the Grateful Dead turned in a characteristic performance for this period in their career. In between the release of their second and third albums, they devoted much time to the songs that would turn up several months later on Aoxomoxoa, including acoustic renditions of Dupree's Diamond Blues and Mountains of the Moon. Pigpen dominated the first set, singing the blues standards Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, I'm a King Bee, and Turn on Your Lovelight. But a large part of both sets was given over to the group's extended medleys, in the first set Cryptical Envelopment/The Other One, in the second Dark Star/St. Stephen/The Eleven. These involved, largely instrumental pieces set the tone for the Dead at the end of the '60s and produced their breakthrough with Live/Dead, which was recorded within weeks of this show. There is also a game version of Hey Jude, the biggest hit of the previous year, to end the first set, and an unlisted, interrupted performance of Cosmic Charlie as a second-set encore.1. Good Morning Little School Girl
2. Cryptical Envelopment
3. The Other One
4. Cryptical Envelopment
5. Doin' That Rag
6. I'm a King Bee
7. Hey Jude
8. Turn On Your Lovelight
10. Dupree's Diamond Blues
11. Mountains of the Moon
12. Dark Star
13. St. Stephen
14. The Eleven
16. Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)
18. We Bid You Goodnight$109.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Buy Now
Dick's Picks Vol 6LIMITED EDITION! Hand Numbered 1-1500!
Artwork, Packaging And Mastering All Approved By The Band
Remastered From The Original Analog Tapes
Recorded on Oct. 14, 1983 at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, CT
After sticking to the 1970s for each of the previous volumes, the preeminent live concert series from the Grateful Dead moves into the '80s with Volume 6. The complete three-hour concert is a remarkable snapshot of the Dead's live output in their third decade on the road. Originally released on CD in 1997, Volume 6 is now the latest installment in Brookvale Records' critically-acclaimed Dick's Picks Vinyl Series.
This stunning 5-LP set is pressed on 180 gram audiophile-grade black vinyl and limited to only 1500 copies worldwide. Each 12 x 12 box set is individually hand-numbered and features artwork, packaging, and mastering all approved by the band. As was the case with the three preceding volumes, Dick's Picks Volume 6 has been painstakingly remastered for vinyl from the original tapes by longtime Bay-area engineer Jeffrey Norman. Whether you're a diehard Deadhead or just a casual listener, we think you'll agree this classic recording has absolutely never sounded better.1. Alabama Getaway
2. Greatest Story Ever Told
3. They Love Each Other
4. Mama Tried
5. Big River
7. C.C. Rider
8. Tennessee Jed
9. Hell In A Bucket
10. Keep Your Day Job
11. Scarlet Begonias
12. Fire On The Mountain
13. Estimated Prophet
14. Eyes Of The World
16. Spinach Jam
17. The Other One
18. Stella Blue
19. Sugar Magnolia
20. U.S. Blues$99.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Live Dead (Awaiting Repress)Ranked 244/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Numbered Limited Edition 180 gram 2LP Set
Precedent-Setting 1969 Release One of the Five Best Live Albums Ever Recorded
Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Invite the Dead Into Your Living RoomYou Wont Believe How Good This Pressing Sounds
Pinnacle First-Era Grateful Dead Record Captures Best of Both Worlds: Bands Improvisational and R&B-Based Blues Sides on Display
Part of Mobile Fidelitys Amazing Grateful Dead Reissue Series: Skull and Roses, From the Mars Hotel, Wake of the Flood, and In the Dark Also Available on 180 gram LP
If you want to experience why on any given night the Grateful Dead was the best live band going in 1969, you need to hear Live/Dead. If you want to understand how personal chemistry, symbiotic interplay, and otherworldly energy can lead to a near-extinct onstage combination of soulfulness, surprise, and suspense, you need to hear Live/Dead. Ranked by Rolling Stone on the magazines list of the 500 Greatest Records of All Time. Universally acclaimed by both Deadheads and non-devotees alike. The perfect synthesis of the legendary groups first-era vital characteristics and cosmic faculties. A gorgeously recorded sonic artifact and more, Live/Dead is outright essential.
Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes with the utmost care, and part of Mobile Fidelitys unprecedented Grateful Dead reissue series, this numbered limited edition 180g 2LP version of Live/Dead raises the iconic albums lofty prestige even higher. Recorded at three San Francisco concerts in early 1969 with a mobile 16-track studio, the 7-song set has always possessed excellent fidelity in large part because of a mic splitterspecially created for the projectthat fed both into the PA system and record inputs, allowing the engineers to capture the shows without any loss in quality.
Seldom have venue dimensions, acoustic properties, spatial characteristics, low-frequency resonances, amplifier tonalities, soundstage balances, and vocal timbres been so faithfully reproducedor enhanced. Mobile Fidelitys version elevates Live/Dead into the revered pantheon of the most respected reference audiophile LPs. Close your eyes and youre dead center, ten rows back in two of the Bay Areas most beloved halls: Fillmore West and Avalon Ballroom. The degrees of realism are utterly staggering; no, you dont need any, ahem, chemical assistance to facilitate the transcendent experience.
Renowned for contagious communication between its members, the Dead operates on a interstellar plane throughout Live/Dead. Witnessing the ebb-and-flow manners in which guitarist Jerry Garcia, bassist Phil Lesh, and drummer Billy Kreutzmann respond to one anothers passages and blur the lines between jazz, psychedelia, and rock disciplines. Meandering jamming this is not. Solos burn, rhythms thunder, bass lines roll, melodies twist. Dark Star remains the touchstone for whats possible in epic frameworks, with notes climbing, darting, and skittering amidst a dark canvas seared with mystic vibes and punctuated with blossoming instrumentals. Along with the inseparable pairing of St. Stephen and The Elevena sequence that highlights the raw gospel beauty of Garcia, Lesh, and Bob Weirs harmonies as well as breathtaking tightrope seguesthe explorative excursion epitomizes the Deads progressive inclination, cohesion, and ability.
Live/Dead isnt all about the art of the improvisation. R&B-driven electric blues comes courtesy of organist/vocalist Ron Pigpen McKernan, still in excellent health, and pianist Tom Constanten, who departed the band shortly after these shows occurred. The latters counterpoint playing and spiritual accents shadow the shivering ballad Death Dont Have No Mercy and underscore a rousing, percussive-laden marathon take of Turn on Your Love Light. Call-and-response segments, spontaneous exchanges, and joyous merry-making doesnt come any better. Live/Dead is a landmark in every sense; it remains the first 16-track album released. Its impact is still felt today.
From the illustrative cover art (hint: the word Dead subtly spells out Acid on the back cover) to the gatefold graphics and the extraordinary sonics, Mobile Fidelitys 180 gram 2LP edition ranks among the labels best releases. Ever. Secure your lowest-numbered edition by ordering now!
This title is not eligible for discount.Side 1
1. Dark Star
1. St. Stephen
2. The Eleven
1. Turn On Your Love Light
1. Death Don't Have No Mercy
3. And We Bid You Goodnight$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Grateful DeadOriginally released in March of 1967 on Warner Bros. Records, The Grateful Dead's self-titled debut album features seven folk/blues standards from the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson and Jessie Fuller along with a pair of originals in The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) and Cream Puff War. The set unabashedly flaunts the Dead's musical roots and influences while simultaneously showcasing the promising songwriting that would subsequently help define an entire genre.1. The Golden Road
2. Beat It On Down the Line
3. Good Mornin' Little School Girl
4. Cold Rain and Snow
5. Sittin' On Top Of the World
6. Cream Puff War
7. Morning Dew
8. New, New Minglewood Blues
9. Viola Lee Blues$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Built To LastAs a final studio effort, the iconic Grateful Dead's Built To Last offers a stunning view of a very popular band's experimentation and wizardry in the studio setting.Produced by Jerry Garcia and John Cutler, the original vinyl album was very scarce as the cd was the new medium of choice. With very few quantities of the vinyl album produced, Built To Last soon became a collector's item. Now for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Friday Music is very honored to announce the limited edition Grateful Dead authorized release of Built To Last. Mastered by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray.1. Foolish Heart
2. Just A Little Light
3. Victim Or The Crime
4. Standing On The Moon
5. Blow Away
6. Picasso Moon
7. Built To Last
8. I Will Take You Home$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Music From Big PinkRanked 34/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Take a Load Off with the Very Best-Sounding Analog Big Pink Ever Pressed
Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI
Includes The Weight, I Shall Be Released, This Wheel's On Fire
Youve likely heard the story. Now hear the results of one of the most famous sessions in history with a clarity and warmth never thought possible.
In late 1965 and early 1966, Bob Dylan shattered the boundaries between folk and rock music on a controversial tour that found the generation spokesman plugging in and shocking purist audiences that reviled in horror at the sight of their hero playing electric with a bunch of ragtag Canadian mates. Then known as the Hawks, the Band was that backing group, serving Dylan not only on the road but, playing with him after his motorcycle accident, on his seminal Basement Tapes collection.
Recorded in 1968 and ranked #34 on Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, The Bands Music From Big Pink stems from the same localea pink farmhouse in upstate Woodstock, New Yorkas the Basement Tapes and is just as rustic, timeless, and mysterious as Dylans celebrated work. A debut for the ages, the album features two songs co-written with DylanThis Wheels on Fire, Tears of Rageas well as whats universally recognized as the definitive version of Dylans I Shall Be Released. More famously, it also includes The Weight, a standard covered by everyone from the Grateful Dead to Weezer to Aretha Franklin. But the power of this set doesnt lie in one song but the entire album.
A groundbreaking statement, Music From Big Pink lays bare the magnetism of the American South, Appalachian traditions, and country-rock innovations. That guitarist Robbie Robertson, pianist Garth Hudson, bassist Rick Danko, drummer/vocalist Levon Helm, and organist Richard Manuel are all household names only adds to the proof of this must-have records everlasting appeal. This is the majesty of what Greil Marcus called the old, weird America.
Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's analog version practically gives you a spot on the floor at Big Pink as the sessions went down. Curl up, close your eyes, and listen as the music's sublimely organic sounds appear with full-range dynamics, life-size imaging, and tremendous soundstaging. This is one of the reasons why you have a turntable. Prepare for your system, and your ears, to glow.1. Tears Of Rage
2. To Kingdom Come
3. In A Station
4. Caledonia Mission
5. The Weight
6. We Can Talk
7. Long Black Veil
8. Chest Fever
9. Lonesome Suzie
10. This Wheel's On Fire
11. I Shall Be Released$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Go To HeavenLimited Edition Grateful Dead Authorized Release of their Legendary Go To Heaven on 180 Gram Vinyl
Mastered for Vinyl from the Original Arista Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray
The iconic Grateful Dead recorded their brilliant rock classic Go To Heaven for Arista Records in 1980. Featuring the stellar line-up of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Billy Kreutzman, Mickey Hart and Brent Mydland, Go To Heaven was a very successful achievement for the much loved band, whose legacy continues to grow and attract new legions of fans every day.
Filled with nine compositions from Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Billy Kreutzman and Brent Mydland along with friends Robert Hunter and John Barlow, the Grateful Dead's Go To Heaven offers a stunning view of a very popular band's experimentation and wizardry in the studio setting. Produced by Gary Lyons, this masterpiece reached the upper rungs of the album charts that year, as the band trekked across the globe with their monumental concert tour which have made them the legends they are to this day. The original vinyl album has been out of print for over the past three decades, making this a highly collectable recording in their massive catalog. That is, until now.
Brilliant tunes like the opening hit single Alabama Getaway and the rockin' Don't Ease Me In feature the warm and familiar voice and guitar of the late great Jerry Garcia. These two tunes were solid rock radio hits and gave the listener just a taste of the brilliant sounds they would be rockin' to from this classic album. The great Bob Weir delivers three of his most revered Dead classics with the funk rocker Feel Like A Stranger, the jazz rock vibe of Lost Sailor and his stellar Saint Of Circumstance. The multi-talented Brent Mydland contributes several more Dead classics like his Far From Me and the fan favorite Easy To Love You, making this one of the more intriguing albums in their arsenal of fine recordings.
The Grateful Dead's Go To Heaven 180 Gram Audiophile album will be packaged in a poly bag to preserve the rich details of the legendary cover art as well as a poly lined inner sleeve to protect your vinyl purchase for years of enjoyment.1. Alabama Getaway
2. Far From Me
4. Feel Like A Stranger
5. Lost Sailor
6. Saint Of Circumstance
7. Antwerp's Placebo
8. Easy To Love You
9. Don't Ease Me In$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Live At The Carousel BallroomBig Brother & The Holding Company might best be known for being the first band Janis Joplin sung in, a live recording like this one shows their prowess as a fivepiece band.
Their June 23, 1968 show at the Carousel Ballroom would prove to be legendary on a number of levels. The venue was owned by members of Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead and would later become the Fillmore West. Janis would leave the band only two months after the show to pursue her solo career, making this one of the last times the ensemble worked together. The show was recorded by Augustus Owsley Stanley III , a.k.a. 'Bear', soundman of The Grateful Dead and a masterful LSDcooker, who also supervised the remastering of the recordings shortly before his death in March 2011.
This is to be the first in a series of releases from his archive titled 'Bear's Sonic Archive', and it promises to be one hell of a ride. Though some of these songs have appeared on a 1972 Janis Joplin collection before in a very raw form, this is the first time these recordings are being released on vinyl.
Dedicated to Bear, this live performance is a more than welcome addition to the Big Brother catalogue!LP1
1. Combination Of The Two
2. I Need A Man To Love
3. Flower In The Sun
4. Light Is Faster Than Sound
6. Catch Me Daddy
7. It's A Deal
8. Call On Me
1. Jam - I'm Mad (Mad Man Blues)
2. Piece Of My Heart
3. Coo Coo
4. Ball & Chain
5. Down On Me
6. Call On Me (Saturday Show)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Ranked 316/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
They say you can never go home again.
Yet, on their new Interscope Records release and fifth album, Rock Steady, No Doubt has embarked on a globe-spanning musical adventure that proves, once and for all, that home is where the heart is.
At the heart of the quartet's fifteen-year musical journey is a sound, a style and a sensibility that celebrates their enduring bond with millions of fans worldwide: the sheer pleasure of pure pop - danceable, hummable, instantly accessible songs that have become indispensable additions to the soundtrack of our life and times. And now with Rock Steady, that soundtrack signals a return to some of the key creative elements that have made No Doubt one of today's most popular and enduring bands. Simply put, No Doubt is ready to party.
"It's the hardest thing in the world just to be simple, to let the music and the words speak for what you're feeling and, hopefully, to share that feeling. And the feeling we all shared on this album turned out to be pretty simple, too: we were in a good mood."
So says vocalist, lyricist and glorious gamine Gwen Stefani on the inspiration that ignited the dozen deliriously entertaining new tracks comprising Rock Steady. With all-original material penned by Gwen and No Doubt's dynamic songwriting duo of Tony Kanal and Tom Dumont and a roster of producers that pretty much covers the cutting edge of the studio art, Rock Steady, recorded in such far flung locations as London and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Jamaica, is without question the most eclectic, wide-ranging and stylistically diverse offering in the band's extraordinary career. It is also a loving tribute to the musical roots that have nourished No Doubt from their very inception.
"We were on tour pretty much all of last year," explains drummer Adrian Young, "and whenever we had some down time, we found ourselves listening to lots of dancehall. It was kind of like getting back to where we once belonged." Dancehall, the exuberant evolution of reggae, ska and calypso currently rocking the clubs and studios of Jamaica, proved a potent point of departure for the group when they convened in early 2001 to begin work on a new album. "We were part of the whole ska revival back when we first got together," continues Adrian. "The fact is, we had to work hard to prove we had a wider range, and I guess we did that. Because this time around we didn't feel like we had anything to prove. The whole point was to follow the music, wherever it led."
"Following the music" would lead the quartet to a variety of exotic locales as they indulged their instincts and experimented with sounds and settings that would capture the sensational new music beginning to emerge. "This album was less about technique and more about attitude," asserts Tony. "We took it one day at a time and it became a very spontaneous process. Tom had set up a studio at his place in L.A. and we'd meet there just to try out different ideas. Whereas before we'd write everything with a guitar or bass, this time we started with just beats and grooves and keyboards and built from there. After a week or two of songwriting, Gwen had a trip planned to London. Since we were having such a good time we just packed up and followed her over there. We knew we were onto something."
"It felt like starting over," is Tom's assessment. "We had spent two years working on Return Of Saturn because we felt it was important to prove we could do a record that had depth and substance. Once we got that out of our system it was time to have some fun."
Return Of Saturn, the group's smash 2000 release, did indeed establish No Doubt's ability to fashion songs of substance as well as style. It also conclusively demonstrated that the group's 1995 breakthrough release, Tragic Kingdom was more than a flash in the pan, although it was a distinctly dazzling flash that elevated the group to world class status with a solid string of hit singles. "We'd already done most of what we'd set out to accomplish," continues Tom. "We wanted try something fresh."
Something fresh and, as it turned out, something tried and true. "With all the dancehall we'd been listening to it was only natural that some of that rhythm would seep into our new songs," Gwen adds. "We ended up going to Jamaica without really knowing exactly what we'd find when we got there. That was the whole plan from the beginning not to have a plan."
What No Doubt found in the lush musical environs of the island was a creative collaboration with some of Jamaica's most revered producers including the legendary team of Sly & Robbie who sat behind the board for the album's debut single "Hey Baby" and "Underneath It All," a tune written by Gwen with Eurthymics mainstay Dave Stewart during the group's London sojourn. They would also go on record with the fast rising dancehall duo of Steely & Clevie, who worked their magic for the incendiary selection, "Start The Fire." Remarks Tom, "Going to Jamaica and working with the great artists there had always been a dream of ours. Having that opportunity is one the best things about having some success. It's more important than any amount of fame or fortune."
As the spring of 2001 turned to summer the pace of recording stepped up, along with the group's increasingly bold ventures into new creative territory. In Los Angeles they added hip-hop to the mix with the streetwise sensibilities of The Neptunes, co-writers on the album's opening track, the scorching "Hella Good." Next they huddled with high-profile mixmaster Nellee Hooper on Rock Steady's title track as well as such standout selections as "In My Head," "Running," "Detective" and the above mentioned "Hella Good." Along the way they logged time with William Orbit for "Making Out," Ric Ocasek on "Platinum Blonde Life" and "Don't Let Me Down," and the inimitable Prince who co-produced and provided backing vocals on the drop dead gorgeous "Waiting Room."
But mixing and matching songs and producers was only part of the creative evolution that took place with Rock Steady. Says Tony, "Our attitude from the beginning was that we'd do whatever it took to make the music work. We've always been a very self-contained unit. This time we wanted to open it up, to find out what other people could bring to the party."
"The whole album was an exercise in spontaneity," adds Gwen, "and that challenged me to write more directly from my thoughts and feelings. I threw away my thesaurus and put aside my influences, everyone from Joni Mitchell to Sylvia Plath. I wanted to write songs about how it felt to be alive right now and that feeling, despite everything that going on in the world, is optimistic and full of hope. This is a time to affirm what's good and positive in our lives and if we can convey even a small part of the fun and excitement we had making this music, then we've done what we set out to do."
Hot on the heels of Rock Steady's release comes news of an extensive touring schedule that includes select dates with U2 as well as an extensive itinerary of international headlining dates. "We're primarily a live band," comments Tony. "That's how we started and that's how we maintain contact with our fans. Over the past couple of years, as the No Doubt machine got bigger, it's been more difficult to maintain that connection. But this time around,we're determined to stay true to the spirit of the music. It's about having a good time, about dancing in aisles and singing along. We all need that and it's what this tour is going to be about."
"After fifteen years together you naturally create all kinds of rules about how things should be," concludes Gwen. "There comes a time when you've got to throw the rules out and start all over again. That's what keeps it fun and interesting. For us that time has come."
It's a sentiment that gets to the heart of the brilliant music on Rock Steady, an album that finds No Doubt comfortable at home with the risks and rewards of true originality. It's also proof positive that, when No Doubt throws a party, everyone's invited.LP1
2. Hella Good
3. Hey Baby
4. Making Out
5. Underneath It All
7. Don't Let Me Down
1. Start The Fire
3. In My Head
4. Platinum Blonde Life
5. Waiting Room
6. Rock Steady$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SPCO-PUR-9244xCountry Joe & The Fish
Electric Music For The Mind And Body (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)Country Joe & The Fish full-length debut is their most joyous and cohesive statement and one of the most important and enduring documents of the psychedelic era, the band's swirl of distorted guitar and organ at its most inventive. In contrast to Jefferson Airplane, who were at their best working within conventional song structures, and the Grateful Dead, who hadn't quite yet figured out how to transpose their music to the recording studio, Country Joe & the Fish delivered a fully formed, uncompromising, and yet utterly accessible - in fact, often delightfully witty - body of psychedelic music the first time out. Ranging in mood from good-timey to downright apocalyptic, it embraced all of the facets of the band's music, which were startling in their diversity: soaring guitar and keyboard excursions (Flying High, Section 43, Bass Strings, The Masked Marauder), the group's folk roots (Sad and Lonely Times), McDonald's personal ode to Grace Slick (Grace), and their in-your-face politics (Superbird). Hardly any band since the Beatles had ever come up with such a perfect and perfectly bold introduction to who and what they were, and the results - given the prodigious talents and wide-ranging orientation of this group - might've scared off most major record labels. Additionally, this is one of the best-performed records of its period, most of it so bracing and exciting that one gets some of the intensity of a live performance. One of Vanguard Records' classic albums, with startlingly vivid stereo separation and a close, intimate sound.
- Country Joe McDonald (guitar, harmonica, tambourine, vocal)
- David Cohen (guitar, organ, vocal)
- Barry Melton (guitar, vocal)
- Bruce Barthol (bass, harmonium)
- Chicken Hirsh (drums)
Recording at Sierra Sound Laboratories, Berkeley, CA, USA, by Robert di Souza
Production: Samuel Charters
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Birth Of The Dead Volume Two - The Live SidesExclusive Only To This LP Release: First Time Sitting Photos Of The Dead By The Legendary Herb Greene
Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios And Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA With Ron McMaster
The legendary Bay area rock superstars the Grateful Dead scored for over four decades a plethora of wonderful recordings throughout their incredible career. Spearheaded originally by the late great Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kruetzmann and the late Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, these five gentlemen set the world on fire with their magnificent artistry and musicianship unparalleled to this day.
With their very first San Francisco live gigs and when they were locally known as The Warlocks, the historical importance of these debut concert recordings would soon become a blueprint for the music world as the Grateful Dead would become one of the biggest concert attractions of all time.
Over a decade ago, the Grateful Dead unearthed 14 super rare live recordings from the mid-sixties. None of these recordings were ever previously released at the time. Recorded in San Francisco from a July 1966 performance, when they were signed to the Scorpio Records label, this ultra rare concert tape simply became manna for the fans and was truly a find for any collector of fine rock and roll and
early psych and garage rock fare.
Dead fan favorite Viola Lee Blues kicks off the rare collection, and then the fireworks light up as future Grateful Dead classics like Don't Ease Me In and the stellar Jimmy Reed classic Big Boss Man truly become a very important and interesting listen to any fan of the Dead or classic rock in general.
Known for their jams in concert, you will get to hear stellar takes on rare blues tracks like One Kind Favor, Next Time You See Me and
of course their super rare Bob Dylan interpretation of It's All Over Now Baby Blue, which would be an interesting choice not knowing there
would be future collaborations with Dylan in both of their important later careers.
Even superlative covers of Otis Redding's Pain In My Heart and the Slim Harpo blues champion I'm A King Bee are included in this amazingly important and historic rock release from this much loved band.
These Grateful Dead recordings have never been released on the vinyl format that is until now
Friday Music is very pleased to announce for the very first time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl - The Grateful Dead's Birth Of The Dead Volume Two-The Live Sides. This deluxe 2 LP set not only has the original 14 live performances unearthed by the Dead themselves, but it also includes for the very first time anywhere several unearthed photos from the lens of the legendary Herb Greene. These first time issued photos show the very first sittings of the Grateful Dead and will make your listening hours that much more enjoyable as you stare at the
brilliant pictures of your favorite rockers in this very special era.
As a further installment in the exclusive and authorized Grateful Dead Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this fine album
is part of a historical two part audiophile vinyl series along with the Birth Of The Dead Volume One-The Studio Sessions which was released
in late 2013.
Mastered impeccably for vinyl by Joe Reagoso (Grateful Dead) at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA, this
limited edition audiophile version of Birth Of The Dead Volume Two-The Live Sides will truly be a welcome addition to your Dead collection.
Grateful Dead Birth Of The Dead Volume Two-The Live Sides a historic album first time release in the audiophile domain only from your friends at Friday Music Don't Ease Me InLP1
1. Viola Lee Blues
2. Don't Ease Me In
3. Pain In My Heart
4. Sitting on Top of the World
5. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
6. I'm a King Bee
1. Big Boss Man
2. Standing on the Corner
3. In the Pines
4. Nobody's Fault But Mine
5. Next Time You See Me
6. One Kind Favor
7. He Was a Friend of Mine
8. Keep Rolling By$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
American BeautyThe Most American Folk-Rock Ever Made: Indelible Harmonies, Spare Playing, and Gorgeous Textures Surround Masterfully Crafted Songs
Close Your Eyes As the Dead Serenade You in Your Room: MoFi Edition of American Beauty Epitomizes Realistic Space, Vocals, Instrumentation, and Ambience
Ranked #261 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Includes "Truckin'," "Sugar Magnolia," "Friend of the Devil," "Ripple"
American Beauty is the most perfectly realized, superbly played, and openly natural folk-rock record ever released. They don't make albums like this anymore, but thankfully, Mobile Fidelity's extraordinary 180g 45RPM 2LP set allows you to experience this 1970 masterpiece with unrivaled intimacy, realism, detail, and perspective. The Dead might as well be sitting on a Persian carpet right in your living room.
The pinnacle of the Dead's studio output, American Beauty lives up to its name-as well as that of the "American Reality" ambigram on the iconic cover. Airy vocal harmonies blow like fresh breezes. Strummed acoustic guitars amicably intermingle with plaintive percussive beats. Warmth, relaxation, and poignancy envelop the performances and create sensations of bliss, peace, and honesty. Songs flower with majestic melodies and emotionally direct lyrics. It's a rare album that invites and makes you feel, restores one's faith, and renews one's appreciation for all life offers.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, this deluxe analog set possesses seemingly limitless dynamics, reference-grade presence, and expansive soundstages. The seamless, effortless integration of the group's vocals has always been a high point of American Beauty, and when you hear it here, you'll want every record you own to sound half as good. Every member's distinctive singing resounds with tube-like clarity; the intended expressionism is as plain as day. Instruments, too, resonate in glorious Technicolor. The supple tension of Phil Lesh's bass lines, charismatic timbres of Jerry Garcia's pedal-steel fills, and interwoven dialogue between the pianos and percussion are rendered with lifelike scale and tone.
Made just months after its companion release, Workingman's Dead, the San Francisco legends' second 1970 masterpiece furthers the former work's close-knit relationship between country and folk while adding extra rock and bluegrass currents. Understated amplified passages, graceful melodies, layered singing, and old-time string flavors-including mandolin work from masterful guest David Grisman-bestow the material with easygoing, comfortable vibes. Again taking advantage of the best songwriting of Robert Hunter's career, the Dead turns in its most collective studio performance, with every individual contributing equally and focusing on nothing but the songs at hand.
Indeed, Garcia doesn't even indulge in a single guitar solo on the record. A majority of fare lacks any significant instrumental breaks. The Dead recorded the foundations (drums, bass, acoustic guitars) of nearly every track live, which helps explain why American Beauty sounds so powerfully rich and clear. Coupled with the band's personal reflections of the circumstances surrounding them-Bob Weir's parents had died, Garcia's mother and Lesh's father were in the process of passing, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan's health was in decline-these characteristics combined to yield a purity of heart that exceeds that managed by Dead peers (and roots revivalist leaders) The Band and Bob Dylan.
From Garcia's breathtaking gospel-laden homage to his mother ("Brokedown Palace") to Lesh's healing salve in the form of the groove-based "Box of Rain," from Weir's jaunty and free-wheeling summer escape "Sugar Magnolia" to McKernan's eloquently simple homespun plea "Operator," all the way to the closing autobiographical anthem "Truckin'," American Beauty feels like the warm, spirit-infusing embrace of a loved one after a long journey away. Welcome home.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Box of Rain
2. Friend of the Devil
3. Sugar Magnolia
7. Brokedown Palace
8. Till the Morning Comes
9. Attics of My Life
10. Truckin'$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Grateful Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Picture Disc)The Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary 12 Picture Disc Limited Edition of the original album. There is a limited run of 10,000.1. The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) [Remastered]
2. Beat It On Down The Line (Remastered)
3. Good Mornin' Little School Girl (Remastered)
4. Cold Rain And Snow (Remastered)
5. Sittin' On Top Of The World (Remastered)
6. Cream Puff War (Remastered)
7. Morning Dew (Remastered)
8. New, New Minglewood Blues (Remastered)
9. Viola Lee Blues (Remastered)$24.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now